I’ve been working recently on updating my skills and knowledge to teach the new VMware Infrastructure Course – which uses ESX 2.5 and Virtual Center 1.2â€¦
As part of that process I have made some quick notes on the core differences between ESX2.1 and ESX2.5 – the course changes from the old Admin I and II courses – to the newer 4-day course.
For those of you concerned about certification – the official policy so far is:
From approximately March 2005, vCenter skills and knowledge will be required to be a VCP. Those of you like me who did the older ESX Admin I&II do not (yet!) need to take an update exam. This is what VMware say
“When the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) exam begins to include VirtualCenter, will current VCPs be required to re-certify?
No, current certifications will remain valid for now. However, in the VCP legal agreement, VMware has reserved the right to change the requirements to become and to remain certified. It is important to VMware and to its customers that the VMware Certified Professional designation remain a reliable indicator of familiarity and competence with VMware solutions.
VCPs are encouraged to keep their VMware knowledge up to date. They are also encouraged to send email to firstname.lastname@example.org their email addresses or mailing addresses change, so that they can be informed of changes to the VMware’s certification program.”